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03-31-2014 01:44 AM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by dlcx View Post
Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.
I know there are alot of "is this size ok for me" kind of posts which no doubt drive you all nuts, so appreciate your experienced opinions while I am a bit in the dark on if I could sneak it and use it ..or best not to.. it's a pretty decent investment so want to make sure I do it right!

At this stage I'm really thinking of returning it.
I want this board to last me ages, so probably best to not skimp and pay extra to get right size.
Return it. It will feel like a potato chip. Your gonna want to put your weight into turns at some point and will want the board to respond the right way.
03-31-2014 01:30 AM
dlcx Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.
I know there are alot of "is this size ok for me" kind of posts which no doubt drive you all nuts, so appreciate your experienced opinions while I am a bit in the dark on if I could sneak it and use it ..or best not to.. it's a pretty decent investment so want to make sure I do it right!

At this stage I'm really thinking of returning it.
I want this board to last me ages, so probably best to not skimp and pay extra to get right size.
03-30-2014 05:48 PM
wrathfuldeity 150 is too small...period. I'm 180# and about the shortest I'll go is 155 on a stiff cambered. On a 150 you might not even be able to get your stance width. A 150 board will be ok for the first few days...but there is no room to progress...it will quickly feel too short, too squirrely, will easily washout and will not hold an edge under your heft. Get at least a 155 or 56.
03-29-2014 06:03 PM
ekb18c You will be fine. As you progress you will figure what what your ideal size is for your conditions.

While you are still learning it's easier with a shorter board.
03-29-2014 05:48 PM
Kevin137 I never did understand all this about size... I understand the logics behind it, yet whenever i get on a board bigger than 155 i just feel swamped...

You can see the boards i ride below, and having ridden the 158 quite a bit this year, i ALWAYS find myself going back to the smaller boards, but then i like park and twisting in the trees... Hehe
03-29-2014 05:16 PM
Deacon it's not ideal, but it'll get you down the hill.
03-29-2014 05:12 PM
scottb7 no you have it wrong....which is why people are saying you need bigger for your weight. for your weight 154-158 would be more fun.
03-29-2014 03:35 PM
SnowDogWax Do you ride park.
03-29-2014 03:31 PM
dlcx Guess another option is to return it and try get a 156 imported from the US.
Makes it a fair bit more expensive tho.

Would a 156 be not as much fun tho for my size?

I've only rented in past so not sure of what boards I'd used at time ..
03-29-2014 01:41 PM
F1EA Wow 190lbs on a 150cm is pretty small. Smallest for you may be something like 155cm. Or you can give the 150 a try and see how it goes...
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